Charleston Pirate Festival

The Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon, the Friends of the Old Exchange and the Charleston Maritime Center will again be hosting the Charleston Pirate Festival. The second annual family event recalls the "Golden Age of Piracy," when Charleston was visited by pirates such as Blackbeard and Stede Bonnet. The festival features pirate-themed activities for families and history buffs alike. Colonial and maritime history booths will be set-up by the Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon, the Powder Magazine, Colonial Dorchester State Historic Site, Charles Town Landing, the GIbbes Museum of Art, the Children's Museum of the Lowcountry, the United States Coast Guard, Friends of the Hunley, Caw Caw County Park, the S.C. Aquarium and more. Lectures and programs will be running throughout the day, including the art of Colonial cooking and the contributions of black pirates. A costume contest will be held at 12:30 p.m.

When: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday

Where: Charleston Maritime Center, 10 Wharfside St.

Price: Free

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